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Source: Common Domain

Patriots are the early Super Bowl favorites against Rams

Today 19:04 GMT

The New England Patriots are in the Super Bowl — again — and pulled off their second comeback of the night after winning Sunday’s AFC championship. Oddsmakers Sunday night made the Los Angeles Rams the early favorites, by 1 point, for the Super Bowl matchup Feb. 3 in Atlanta, but momentum soon swung back the Patriots’ way.

New England was a 14-point underdog in 2002, but stunned the “Greatest Show on Turf” Rams on a last-second field goal, winning 20-17.

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Source: The Guradian

Israeli military strikes Iranian targets inside Syria

Today 15:25 GMT

Israel has struck several targets in Syria as part of its increasingly open assault on Iran’s presence there, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions on a second consecutive night of military action.

The Israeli military said its fighter jets had attacked the Iranian targets early on Monday, which included munitions stores, a position in the Damascus International airport, an intelligence site and a military training camp.

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Source: Fox News

Video shows tension between Native Americans, high school students before viral clip

Today 15:25 GMT

Just hours after a Catholic diocese in Kentucky threatened to expel several high school students accused of mocking Native Americans at a Washington rally in a viral video this week, new footage has emerged showing tension developing before the confrontation.

The video clips prompted a fierce social-media backlash, including campaigns aimed at identifying and harassing the high school students. Actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that the footage "brought me to tears," while actor Chris Evans tweeted that the students' actions were "appalling" and "shameful."

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Source: Fox News

Controversial non-call overshadows Rams-Saints NFC Championship Game

Today 15:25 GMT

NFL officials came under heavy scrutiny Sunday night during the NFC Championship Game between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints over a blown call late in the fourth quarter.

No word had come as of early Monday morning, but Saints coach Sean Payton said league officials told him the call had been blown. Speculation swirled after the game on whether the league would admit that the referees had erred.

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Source: Global News

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria, military says

Today 11:45 GMT

Israel’s military said on Monday it struck Iranian Quds targets inside Syria and warned Syrian forces not to attack Israeli territory or forces.

Usually silent about its attacks on Iranian targets near its frontier, Israel has lifted the veil this month, a sign of confidence in a campaign waged amid occasional tensions with Syria‘s big-power backer Russia.

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Source: Fox News

Trump has Democrats ‘in a corner’ with compromise to end partial shutdown, Dan Bongino says

Today 19:05 GMT

Conservative blogger Dan Bongino thinks President Trump has Democrats “in a corner” after offering a compromise package on immigration in an effort to end the partial government shutdown.

Every single component of it, the Democrats have agreed to in the past,” Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who hosts "The Dan Bongino Show," said Monday on “Fox & Friends.” “Every individual component of the offer he’s now placed on the table for the Democrats, this compromise deal.

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Source: Global News

Mexico’s plan to stop fuel theft under scrutiny after blast kills 79

Today 11:45 GMT

A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government’s strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led victims to risk their lives.

Mexico pipeline explosion that killed 79 is an ‘example’ for fuel thieves, officials say. Fuel thieves punctured the Tula-Tuxpan pipeline a few miles from one of Mexico’s main refineries on Friday.

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Source: Global News

250 passengers stranded aboard airplane for 16 hours in frigid N.L. town

Today 15:25 GMT

An end is finally in sight for passengers who spent 16 gruelling hours on a plane grounded on a tarmac in frigid Happy Valley-Goose Bay, N.L., though a passenger was left frustrated by the experience and wondering why it took so long to get help.

READ MORE: Airlines could have to pay cash for delays, re-book on competitors under new rules. As the hours drew on, Dutt said there was little communication between the airline and the 250 passengers stuck on the plane, which became uncomfortably cold as temperatures outside plunged to nearly -30 C.

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Source: Fox News

Michael Goodwin: The media's 'gotcha' glee over Trump is a shameful spectacle

Today 19:05 GMT

Imagine that a scientist wanted to conduct an experiment to see if it’s true that blind hatred of President Trump has led Democrats and their media handmaidens to go ’round the bend and off the cliff.

The BuzzFeed News report that special counsel Robert Mueller had corroborating evidence that Trump had instructed his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about a Moscow commercial project set the anti-Trump mob on fire.

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Source: DW

Germany's Alexander Zverev exits Australian Open in meltdown

Today 15:25 GMT

Germany's Alexander Zverev was dumped out of the Australian Open in the fourth-round on Monday by Canadian Milos Raonic 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (7/5).

Zverev's exit is another disappointment for Germany after the surprise exit of second-seed Angelique Kerber at the hands of American Danielle Collins. His best achievement so far was to reach a quarterfinal in the French Open last year.

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Source: BBC

'The bed that saved me from the Taliban'

Today 08:04 GMT

I had some nail scissors among my things and I took them, went back underneath the bed and, using the small scissors, opened a hole in the plastic material which covered the underside of the bed's wooden base.

There were two beds in my suite so I took one of the mattresses and put it against the door to protect myself from grenades, and then I gathered some bed sheets, towels and clothes and made a rope that I could use to get to the fourth floor if I needed to.

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Source: Global News

Police arrest 4 suspects after car bombing outside Irish courthouse

Today 15:25 GMT

Four men were arrested on Sunday over a car bomb attack in Northern Ireland’s Londonderry and police are looking into whether the New IRA militant group was responsible, officers said.

WATCH: Authorities were on scene investigating a suspected car bomb in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. “Fortunately it didn’t kill anybody but clearly it was a very significant attempt to kill people here in this community,” Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton told a news conference.

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Source: BBC

Novak Djokovic through in Australian Open after beating Daniil Medvedev

Today 19:05 GMT

World number one Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the first time since 2016 with a hard-fought win over Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev's resistance continued until the end, saving two match points before Djokovic took the third with a wonderful cross-court winner. Six-time champion Djokovic will play Kei Nishikori in the last eight after the Japanese eighth seed beat Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in controversial circumstances in a five-hour match decided by a super tie-break.

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Source: Global News

World economic growth to slow in 2019 as trade wars, global uncertainty take toll

Today 19:05 GMT

The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for world economic growth this year, citing heightened trade tensions and rising U.S. interest rates.

For Canada, the IMF’s estimate for growth in 2019 was 1.9 per cent, down from a forecast in October for growth of 2.0 per cent. READ MORE: Next World Bank chief could bring Trumpian mindset to one of the world’s major lenders. Unveiling its forecasts at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the fund left its prediction for U.S. growth this year unchanged at 2.5 per cent.

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Source: The Guradian

China's economic growth slowest since 1990 amid trade war with US

Today 11:45 GMT

China’s economy grew 6.6% in 2018, its slowest pace in almost 30 years, confirming a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy that could threaten global growth.

Monday’s data, while in line with expectations, puts pressure on Beijing to reach a deal with Washington to end the bruising trade war. “China-US conflict is indeed affecting China’s economy, that is true, but the impact is manageable,” Ning said.


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